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About proudtobabritgirl

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  1. Thanks for all your advice. I failed my driving test this morning, it's not been a very good week at all. But I'm trying to be positive, especially on days like today.
  2. I already spoke to my husband about it and he just said, what did I expect? Peoples pasts are part of their lives. I do get that. But at the same time like, I don't think he appreciates or even acknowledges that I moved here for him.
  3. I'm wondering if anyone has felt/is feeling the same as I am. Its almost 1 year since I moved to USA to live with my husband. It's taken me so long to feel at home and make my own path here. Ive been extremely up and down emotion wise. I constantly feel like I am living in my husband's past. It's all anyone ever talks about. I feel like my husband is reluctant to make new memories with me because he is so stuck in his past. It takes over the family and friends conversations. I've not been made to feel a part of it at all, I just kind of sit their. I try and join in, but I wasn't their at the time so what can I say really? I'm fighting this homesick feeling, but it's really hard to stop myself from just going back home
  4. Yes, I feel like it is holding me back. I'm reluctant to quit, just incase I don't get anything else though. Yes, I drove in the UK for 13 years! It's just going from way smaller roads, smaller cars and right hand of road, left side of car to massive roads, bigger cars, left hand drive and right side road. I'm so comfortable driving the other way!
  5. Thanks for the responses. I have now booked my behind the wheel test for September. I drove to work today, instead of my husband driving me (don't worry he was in the passenger seat) I also started studying for a TESOL teaching certificate to teach kids English, which was recommended by a fellow student at my college. I'm taking small steps and I'm feeling better already. Thanks guys!
  6. I live in lake Elsinore (almost halfway between LA and San Diego) Im trying to see things in a more positive light now and taking small steps at a time.
  7. I just use my passport or green card as ID. I don't drink alcohol and I only have one bank account, so I don't need to use it much.
  8. Ive always disliked where I lived in England, so I figured once I'd moved I'd be absolutely fine. Nothing could be further from the truth. It's a massive change from what I'm used to living in southern California. I got a job in a movie theatre a week after moving here, because a family member is the manager. I figured I would be out of their within a couple of months, with a USA job reference in hand. It's been 9 months and I apply for jobs every single day and have only had one interview, which I didn't get the job. I figured I would get my driving licence quickly too, but I'm scared to drive here. I've practiced a few times but the cars and roads are huge here. I keep putting off my test and have lost my confidence with it now. One good thing is that I've just enrolled in a bachelor's degree program to become a teacher, so four years from now I'll be sorted. But until then, I'm pretty depressed. Some days I just want to go back to England because it's easier. It's familiar. I know I can drive and get a job. It's really put a downer on living here. Nothing really prepared me to feel this way! I've totally lost all of my independence.
  9. Thanks for the response. I think we might have to look into the other option which is he gets a work visa as he's a software engineer and I just move back as a citizen.
  10. I am a British wife, living in USA with my American husband. We are thinking that after I have applied for USA citizenship (not before because if we ever wanted to move back to USA, we would have to go through the spouse visa process again) we could possibly move to the UK. I have looked on the immigration websites at the requirements and I'm slightly confused because those requirements are for if one of the spouses already lives in the UK. I'm not living their, I'm living in USA so how would be go about it when I don't have a job in UK? It's all quite confusing
  11. Yes that's what I thought because obviously people who move to the us and start work need a police clearance for a lot of jobs. Thanks for the advice
  12. It is for the UK courts. We have a court case going on in the UK which requires USA police certificates. We have to get them ourselves as the UK court was unable to get them on our behalves as their is some sort of law restricting them if the request is for a family law case.
  13. My husband who is a USA citizen and I who is a permanent resident (lived in USA for 5 months) need to get a police check/certificate to show that our USA records are clear. It says online that my husband should go to the nearest police department and they will do a search and print a document as a US citizen. But can I do this as a permanent resident of only 5 months? Or is it a different procedure/ not possible?
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